BELMONT LOFT

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
This project combined two apartments within a loft building built in the early 2000s, adjacent to the C & O railway. The former demising partitions were thickened and then partially carved away to embed functional elements such as a bar, bookcases, bench, storage, artwork and a large television. The thickened walls also hide previously exposed ductwork. The generous thresholds between spaces hold upholstered doors within them. A new stair was designed to accommodate the new layout on both levels. The stair became a sculptural element in the space that also serves to shape the entry.

Collaborators and craftspeople that contributed to this project include Hale & White (general contractors), Charlottesville Woodworks, Rob Jones (woodwork at stair), Albermarle Countertops, Danielle David Grinnen Art & Design (custom rugs), Crescentia Woodword (collaborator on design of chandelier), Clay Hill Forge (fabrication, iron chandelier) and Kelly Witt Design (window coverings and custom upholstery).
Photography: Scott Smith